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February 24
Flagger Certification Training

​Yakima Valley College will offer Flagger Certification Training on Friday, March 17, 2017. This one-day training will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm on YVC's Yakima Campus - Skills Center, Building 32, Room 106. It provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. The tuition fee of $45 allows participants to receive a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam.

How to Register

Interested parties must register and pay in advance. Individuals may register at YVC's Registration Office in Yakima or Grandview or by contacting the Career Connection Center at 509.574.4911 / ljimenez@yvcc.edu. Payments can be made to YVC's Cashiering in Yakima or Grandview, during the hours of 9:30am-3:00pm. Students are required to bring a copy of their receipt to the training session.​

YVC Flagger Certification Training is also available for companies. Instruction is given on-site to employees. For more information contact the Career Connection Center at 509.574.4911 / ljimenez@yvcc.edu

February 23
In the Flow: Stream Restoration Efforts Along Cowiche Creek

​Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Winter Biology Lecture Series. Please see the information below for a list of upcoming events. Admission is free and open to the community.

In the Flow: Stream Restoration Efforts Along Cowiche Creek

Presenter: Dr. Natalie Martinkus, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Pre-Engineering

March 14, 2017 • 7:00pm • Glenn Anthon Hall Room 215

Dr. Natalie Martinkus is an assistant professor of Environmental Science and Pre-Engineering at Heritage University. She recently received her PhD in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. Prior to receiving her PhD, she worked at numerous civil engineering consulting firms in Texas and Washington focusing on stormwater infrastructure design and modeling streams and rivers in geographic information system (GIS). She is passionate about stream restoration and the many water-related issues in the Yakima Basin.

In this talk, Dr. Martinkus will discuss the causes and effects of stream instability along portions of Cowiche Creek, and the process of restoring these reaches back to their natural state. Past and present restoration efforts in Cowiche Creek will be highlighted throughout the discussion.​

For more information: 509.574.4869.

February 15
Adult Family Home Administrator Training

​Yakima Valley College will offer an Adult Family Home Administrator Training beginning April 7, 2017.

This four-weekend course provides an in-depth examination of the Adult Family Home licensing regulations and fulfills the expectations of DSHS. Topics will include standard home regulations, health care, and services for the residents in a licensed home setting. The purpose is to educate prospective providers so they may obtain an Adult Family Home license and pass their state inspection. The training will be held April 7-9; 14-16; 21-23; and 28-30 on the Yakima Campus. Training times are as follows: Fridays 12:00pm-5:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm; and Sundays 9:00am-12:00pm. The cost is $750.

How to Register:

Interested parties must register and pay in advance. Individuals may register at YVC's Registration Office in Yakima or Grandview or by contacting the Career Connection Center at 509.574.4911 / ljimenez@yvcc.edu. Payments can be made to YVC's Cashiering in Yakima or Grandview, during the hours of 9:30am-3:00pm. Students are required to bring a copy of their receipt to the training session.

If you live outside the Yakima area:

Participants can request a walk-in registration be mailed or emailed by calling 509.574.4700. Return the filled-out registration form along with tuition payment in the form of a check or money order to:

Yakima Valley College

Registration and Records

PO Box 22520

Yakima, WA 98907-2520 ​

For more information contact 509.574.4911 or ljimenez@yvcc.edu.

February 14
Teach, Tour & Taste 2017

Yakima Valley College's Teaching Winery, Yakima Valley Vintners, and students in the Wine Marketing class invite the community to an exciting open house at the only teaching winery in the region. The free event is an opportunity to learn about wines produced in the Yakima Valley, tour the winery, and enjoy tastings of student-crafted, award-winning wines. Yakima Valley Vintners' wines will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle or the case. Join us to learn how YVC's Teaching Winery contributes to the growing wine industry in the Yakima Valley and Washington State.

TEACH, TOUR & TASTE EVENT 2017 is Friday, March 3, 2017 between 5:00pm-8:00pm. Doors open at 5:00pm. Educational tours and tastings last until 8:00pm. Yakima Valley Vintners is located on the Grandview Campus of Yakima Valley College at 110 Grandridge Road, Grandview. 

Directions

From Yakima: Take Exit 73 from I-82 and turn left onto Wine Country Road, continue to the intersection of Grandridge Road.  ​

From Pasco: Take Exit 75 from I-82 and turn right on Wine Country Road and continue to the intersection of Grandridge Road. ​

In order to participate in the tasting portion of the event, participants must be 21 years of age or older and need to provide valid identification. For more information:   www.yakimavalleyvintners.com or wine@yvcc.edu / 509.574.6810.

February 13
YVC’s Famous Black Box Poetry Slam

Yakima Campus - On Friday, March 3, 2017, Yakima Valley College will host the annual Famous Black Box Poetry Slam in the Parker Room of the Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8, on the Yakima Campus. Doors open for sign up at 6:00pm, event will begin at 6:30pm. Admission is $2 cash which becomes the prize pot for the top three artists. All forms of spoken word are welcome. Performers are expected to have 3-5 poems/spoken word pieces prepared.

"The Slam has always been a way to connect our campus poetry community with the Yakima Valley poets," stated YVC English Instructor and Long-time Event Organizer Mark Fuzie. "Spoken word brings out a different kind of diversity. Hip-hop artists show up, rap, rhyming and improv, social justice artists are there. I never know what kind of show we're going to have which is why it is one of my favorite poetry events in Yakima. Plus the winner gets a small pile of cash," he concluded.

The event is open to the public. For more information contact Mark Fuzie at 509.574.6800 x 3160 or mfuzie@yvcc.edu.  ​

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